Adding your own domain name

When you create your x10Hosting account you must choose a subdomain as your main domain name. Once your account is created you may add your own domain(s) to your account, actual use of the free subdomain we give is not required. The free subdomain can not be changed once the account is created.

Setting up your domain

Firstly, you will need to set your domain to use our nameservers from your domain registrar's control panel. Our nameservers are:

  • ns1.x10hosting.com
  • ns2.x10hosting.com
If you are unsure where to enter these, please contact your domain registrar.
Once you have set the nameservers, you can add your domain name as either a Parked Domain or an Addon Domain in cPanel.

Unsure whether to use a parked or addon domain? See this related article: Addon vs Parked Domains

Adding a Parked Domain

A Parked Domain (or "Alias") will mirror your main domain name, displaying the same content.

x10Hosting Basic

Please select "Domains" from the navigation bar at the top, and choose the "Add New Domain" button. Enter the domain name that you wish to use, and click "Add Domain".

cPanel x3

Please select the "Parked Domains" icon on the cPanel home screen, under "Domains". Enter the domain name you wish to use, and choose "Add Domain".

Adding an Addon Domain

An Addon Domain will display a separate site to your main domain name. It will also create a subdomain for your domain.

x10Hosting Basic

Please select "Domains" from the navigation bar at the top, and choose the "Add New Domain" button. Select "Addon a Separate Domain", and enter the domain name that you wish to use. Enter the path to the directory you would like the addon domain to show in the "Document Root" field, and click "Add Domain".

cPanel x3

Please select the "Addon Domains" icon on the cPanel home screen, under "Domains". Fill in the options, including the domain name you wish to use, and the path to the directory you would like the Addon Domain to show. You will be asked to enter credentials for the domain's FTP user, which is separate from your account's credentials. Then click "Add Domain".


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